1 H2091 How is the gold H6004 [H8714] become dim H2896 ! how is the most H3800 fine gold H8132 [H8799] changed H68 ! the stones H6944 of the sanctuary H8210 [H8691] are poured out H7218 at the head H2351 of every street.
2 H3368 The precious H1121 sons H6726 of Zion H5537 [H8794] , comparable H6337 to fine gold H2803 [H8738] , how are they esteemed H2789 as earthen H5035 pitchers H4639 , the work H3027 of the hands H3335 [H8802] of the potter!
3 H8577 Even the sea monsters H2502 [H8804] draw out H7699 the breast H3243 [H8689] , they nurse H1482 their young ones H1323 : the daughter H5971 of my people H393 is become cruel H3283 , like the ostriches H4057 in the wilderness.
4 H3956 The tongue H3243 [H8802] of the nursing child H1692 [H8804] cleaveth H2441 to the roof of his mouth H6772 for thirst H5768 : the young children H7592 [H8804] ask H3899 bread H6566 [H8802] , and no man breaketh it to them.
5 H398 [H8802] They that fed H4574 delicately H8074 [H8738] are desolate H2351 in the streets H539 [H8803] : they that were brought up H8438 in scarlet H2263 [H8765] embrace H830 dunghills.
6 H5771 For the punishment of the iniquity H1323 of the daughter H5971 of my people H1431 [H8799] is greater H2403 than the punishment H5467 of the sin of Sodom H2015 [H8803] , that was overthrown H7281 as in a moment H3027 , with no hands H2342 [H8804] laid on her.
7 H5139 Her Nazarites H2141 [H8804] were purer H7950 than snow H6705 [H8804] , they were whiter H2461 than milk H119 [H8804] , they were more ruddy H6106 in body H6443 than rubies H1508 , their polishing H5601 was of sapphire:
8 H8389 Their visage H2821 [H8804] is blacker H7815 than a coal H5234 [H8738] ; they are not known H2351 in the streets H5785 : their skin H6821 [H8804] cleaveth H6106 to their bones H3001 [H8804] ; it is withered H6086 , it is become like a stick.
9 H2491 They that are slain H2719 with the sword H2896 are better H2491 than they that are slain H7458 with hunger H1992 : for these H2100 [H8799] pine away H1856 [H8794] , stricken H8570 through for lack of the fruits H7704 of the field.
10 H3027 The hands H7362 of the tenderhearted H802 women H1310 [H8765] have boiled H3206 their own children H1262 [H8763] : they were their food H7667 in the destruction H1323 of the daughter H5971 of my people.
11 H3068 The LORD H3615 [H8765] hath accomplished H2534 his fury H8210 [H8804] ; he hath poured out H2740 his fierce H639 anger H3341 [H8686] , and hath kindled H784 a fire H6726 in Zion H398 [H8799] , and it hath devoured H3247 its foundations.
12 H4428 The kings H776 of the earth H3427 [H8802] , and all the inhabitants H8398 of the world H539 [H8689] , would not have believed H6862 that the adversary H341 [H8802] and the enemy H935 [H8799] should have entered H8179 into the gates H3389 of Jerusalem.
13 H2403 For the sins H5030 of her prophets H5771 , and the iniquities H3548 of her priests H8210 [H8802] , that have shed H1818 the blood H6662 of the just H7130 in the midst of her,
14 H5128 [H8804] They have wandered H5787 as blind H2351 men in the streets H1351 [H8738] , they have polluted H1818 themselves with blood H3201 [H8799] , so that men could H3808 not H5060 [H8799] touch H3830 their garments.
15 H7121 [H8804] They cried H5493 [H8798] to them, Depart H2931 ye; it is unclean H5493 [H8798] ; depart H5493 [H8798] , depart H5060 [H8799] , touch H5132 [H8804] not: when they fled away H5128 [H8804] and wandered H559 [H8804] , they said H1471 among the heathen H3254 [H8686] , They shall no more H1481 [H8800] sojourn there.
16 H6440 The anger H3068 of the LORD H2505 [H8765] hath divided H3254 [H8686] them; he will no longer H5027 [H8687] regard H5375 [H8804] them: they respected H6440 not the persons H3548 of the priests H2603 [H8804] , they favoured H2205 not the elders.
17 H5869 As for us, our eyes H3615 [H8799] as yet failed H1892 for our vain H5833 help H6836 : in our watching H6822 [H8765] we have watched H1471 for a nation H3467 [H8686] that could not save us.
18 H6679 [H8804] They hunt H6806 our steps H3212 [H8800] , that we cannot go H7339 in our streets H7093 : our end H7126 [H8804] is near H3117 , our days H4390 [H8804] are fulfilled H7093 ; for our end H935 [H8804] is come.
19 H7291 [H8802] Our persecutors H7031 are swifter H5404 than the eagles H8064 of heaven H1814 [H8804] : they pursued H2022 us upon the mountains H693 [H8804] , they laid wait H4057 for us in the wilderness.
20 H7307 The breath H639 of our nostrils H4899 , the anointed H3068 of the LORD H3920 [H8738] , was taken H7825 in their pits H559 [H8804] , of whom we said H6738 , Under his shadow H2421 [H8799] we shall live H1471 among the heathen.
21 H7797 [H8798] Rejoice H8055 [H8798] and be glad H1323 , O daughter H123 of Edom H3427 [H8802] , that dwellest H776 in the land H5780 of Uz H3563 ; the cup H5674 [H8799] also shall pass H7937 [H8799] through to thee: thou shalt be drunk H6168 [H8691] , and shalt make thyself naked.
22 H5771 The punishment of thy iniquity H8552 [H8804] is accomplished H1323 , O daughter H6726 of Zion H3254 [H8686] ; he will no more H1540 [H8687] carry thee away into captivity H6485 [H8804] : he will visit H5771 thy iniquity H1323 , O daughter H123 of Edom H1540 [H8765] ; he will disclose H2403 thy sins.